Great tip for feeling fuller on less calories: start your meal with a thick low-cal soup. The article below explains. (I got myself an immersion blender, which makes great pureed soups with minimum effort)
And why it sometimes has an edge over solid food
“Food cues. They make you eat more.” — Hedy Kober, Yale University
Removing temptations (sight or smell) from your environment can go a long way to achieve your diet goals. You can’t do it everywhere, but where you can, such as your home or office desk, it’s an easy way to regulate your hedonic reward system and avoid unwanted calories. Details on how it works:
By Tamar Haspel | October 06, 2016 | Discover
To lose that extra weight, think less about food and more about environment.
Interesting idea of how to lose weight relatively effortlessly without counting calories (warning: you still have to watch what you eat) by letting your own body dictate how much you eat.
Seems pretty sensible and worth a try.
Hunger isn’t in your stomach or your blood-sugar levels. It’s in your mind – and that’s where we need to shape up
More and more evidence that it is not the number of calories we eat that is important to keep us healthy, but the kind of foods we eat. Read the article on Time’s site in order to watch the corresponding video.
Markham Heid | Oct. 14, 2015 | Time Magazine
Even if you could do it accurately—and you really can’t—counting calories is unhelpful for weight loss and disease prevention.
Although the article below focuses on calorie labeling, I thought the most important point it makes is how processing of any kind increases calories available to our bodies.
By Richard Wrangham and Rachel Carmody, Harvard University | January 5, 2015 | Discover magazine
You cannot always believe what the newspapers write. Or what scientific journals write.
John Bohannon | 5/27/15 | io9.com
Try focusing on enjoying your food while you are eating it, and then remember the experience before you start eating something else. No guarantees, but preliminary studies show it works. From BBC Future:
David Robson | 22 January 2015 | BBC Future
There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.